Running up hills as part of games and fun activities


This is a practice that should be incorporated into various outdoor games and activities, both structured and unstructured, played by orienteers in the Learn to Train stage of development. 

This helps build running strength and form. In later stages of athletic development running hills should become a regular component of an athletes training regimen. 

Some examples of games that can be easily incorporate running hills include the following:

  • Games of tag
  • Ball chasing games where kids have to chase the ball (or other objects) rolling down a hill repeatedly
  • Various forms of relay exercises
  • Orienteering exercises of various kinds in hilly terrain


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